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crushing into somebody's chest. >> what is the number one cause of death for police officers? >> suicide. >> bomb to blame? >> we have concluded that there is a significant possibility that that crash was caused by an explosive device on board the aircraft. >> britain and ireland stop flights to and from the sinai peninsula as intelligence points to terrorism bringing down the airliner. >> historic summit, who stands
to win or lose when leaders of taiwan and china pleat for the first time in six decades. the possible consequences for u.s. forced out, romania's prime minister and his entire cabinet resign. alast week's night club fire point to deep corruption. 20 years ago today, the death of itzaak rabak rabin affe peace process. good evening i'm antonio mora. after u.s. intelligence pointed to a bomb causing saturday's metro jet crash, hundreds of british tourists are stranded in
sharm el sheikh after airlines suspended service to the region. also, significant possibility the crash was caused by a bomb. russian officials aren't going that far but they are looking into the possibility of an object on board caused the crash. lisa stark has more. >> antonio, so the question tonight, was a bomb smuggled on board this plane at the sharm el sheikh airport? according to the associated prets onpress one piece of evide points to that that a rebel group in the sinai associated with i.s.i.l. may have planted a bomb on this plane. but at this point, there is no definitive conclusion from investigators or the intelligence community. egyptian investigators have not
officially determined whether an explosion or mechanical problem brought down the plane. but the british government says information now points to a bomb. >> we have concluded that there is a significant possibility that that crash was caused by an explosive device on board the aircraft. >> the british are now advising against all but essential travel through sharm el sheikh. 20,000 britains are vacationing there. >> there will be no flights to sharm el sheikh from now. passengers who are in sharm el sheikh will be returned to the u.k. >> hasn't come to any conclusions but is directing people not to go to the sinai. in the sinai egypt is fighting rebels associated with i.s.i.l.
even before the metro jet accident, invoicing flying below 26,000 feet there, warning, exercise extreme caution during flight operations due ongoing violence and unrest. >> there are no u.s. carriers that regularly operate out of the sinai peninsula. and in fact, the airport in question at sharm el sheikh is in fact not the last point of departure into the united states for any airline. >> reporter: united airlines does fly over the sinai, the only u.s. carrier to do so with flights to dubai and kuwait. the airline says it is diverting until further notice. crash investigators have both the plane's black boxes. they say there is good data on the flight recorder but the voice recorder was damaged and will take more work to decipher.
another clue, a u.s. military satellite detected a heat flash around the russian jet as it broke up at nearly 30,000 feet. the question: does that indicate a bomb? former ntsb board member bob francis says the wreckage will reveal the answers. >> if it is enough to bring the aircraft down it is going to do a lot of wreckage to the frame, the airframe. >> reporter: one thing fairly certain at this point is that a missile did not take out this jet liner. rebel groups simply do not have the capability to hit a jet liner at cruising attitude and no evidence of a missile launch. antonio. >> lisa stark in washington. let's bring in neda bakos from seattle, a former cia analyst. egypt and russia haven't confirmed anything but in your
knowledge, would the u.k. or u.s. say the bomb brought down the aircraft if they weren't fairly confident? >> i think at this point they're fairly confident that what they're seeing in the early forensics leads to them suspecting a bomb. >> if a bomb caused the crash it could have been in a passenger's luggage, could be placed in the plane by an airport worker, something intelligence accusatory seem to bexecutives . how is that possible to something here? >> there's vulnerabilities in every system. to compare the two you can't really equate sharm el sheikh's security with anything in the u.s. yet. what we've instituted since 9/11 has largely benefited much of the passengers.
but there's vulnerabilities in every system. if you have an insider threat it's much more difficult to detect. >> you followed i.s.i.l. before it became i.s.i.l, the cia's primary targeting individual. if an i.s.i.l. caused the crash the group in effect will have successfully engaged this area, would whra does this say about thwhat would this say? >> it still remains their mission to secure the area in syria and iraq. if this was done it was done in retaliation with russia's involvement. at this point their international outreach is not necessarily geared to something like al qaeda, 9/11. this is still along the same lines of the original strategy of securing their territory.
once they feel secure in that, i think they will probably turn their eyes to other international attacks. >> right, that raises the question of course of what the international community needs to do in order for them not to be secure. and does this, if again it were an i.s.i.l. bomb that's involved, is this a wake up call to the international community that something needs to be done to make sure that group never gets comfortable? >> well yes. i think we've seen that all throughout syria and iraq now for quite a few years. i think that was our original wakeup call. but once citizens from international communities are starting to be the targets, it would be hard for those countries to not react. the citizens would require that. i think at this point this is kind of rattling the bear's cage. >> as we have heard from lisa stark's report, woi avoiding flg
below 26,000 feet, what access, what that marines to commercial flights everywhere, how much of a threat do these groups pose? >> that's been a pressing question for all intelligence communities at this point. we do know that there's been stock piles of weapons throughout the middle east that it's possible that some of these terrorist groups have had access to. but there's nothing indicating that this specific group that is part of islamic state, they claim to be in the sinai peninsula has access to anything like that. >> former cia analyst nada bakos, good to have your thoughts on this. thank you. at the scene of another plane crash, in south sudan, three people survived one of them a baby.
the fatalities include people who are on the ground when the plane crashed. officials say the cargo plane was illegally carrying passengers. it is just after 8:00 a.m. in pakistan, and officials are still searching for survivors after a factory collapsed. first responders have rescued 75 people and recovered 18 bodies. al jazeera's jerald tan has more. >> an all out effort. emergency crews sift through the rubble in search of life. it is estimated 200 workers were inside this factory in lahor when the roof caved in. the majorities of them remained trapped. >> it will take time because the building structure is big. they have all necessary tools with them for recovery, such as cutters, dumpers.
hopefully we rescue more people. >> although they are scrambling to find the victims, it is a delicate mission to ensure debris doesn't fall on potential survivors. the multistory factory was going through expansion work at the time of the accident. >> a fourth story had been constructed and it had not been calculated whether the existing building could bare the load or not. at the moment we have our emphasis on rescuing more people. >> u.s. and independent security experts say the increased military presence has not led to significant gains for pro-government forces. moscow has been launching air strikes since the end of
september. the united nations says it is immediately prepared to hold peace talks. diplomats need to agree as too who is invited to the negotiating table, specifically which members of syria's opposition. al jazeera's barnaby phillips about a reports. >> on state television on syria, president assad's soldiers were celebrating. they have apparently regained a vital route into aleppo, pushing back i.s.i.l. fighters that captured it last month. meanwhile, in moscow, more clarity on where president assad'assad's would like the din to go from here. >> translator: the second list were the opposition groups who will negotiate with the
government under the auspices of the u.n. >> the russian he want to hold a meeting next week between the syrian government and opposition groups. in london i met the leader of the syrian national coalition which is backed by the west, several arab countries and turkey. he said he knew nothing about a meeting in moscow and sounded doubtful of what it could achieve. >> in order to relaunch a political process, with russia or with other side, they have to end their occupation of syria to stop killing the innocent people in syria and commit to geneva communique. >> and there's no dialogue no talk between you and the russians? >> after initial, the only communication with the russians is to fight with them in order to liberate our country. >> is the syrian national
coalition confident that its foreign backers still support its demand that president assad should step down meet? >> all of our allies are having the same position. they did not change their position. >> you're sure about that? >> i'm sure about that. we are talking about our allies, turkey, french, u.k, united states, they are very clear many their position is very clear that assad has to step down, and he has no role in the future of syria. >> back in syria, more bloodshed. this was duma. attacked by president assad's forces. local people said at least 12 people killed several injured. the suffering gets worse yet big political stocts obstacles obst, barnaby phillips, al jazeera.
>> magazine noted, president obama dropped to the number 3 spot making it the first year a u.s. president has not been in the top 2. he was replaced by is german chancellor angela merkel. turkey's president recep tayyip erdogan is pushing for a constitutional change that would give him even more power. his political party scored a big victory in this weekend's election. but omar al saleh reports, that may not be enough to get the changes he wants. >> reporter: a spokesperson for recep tayyip erdogan indicated that turkey could have a referendum changing the governing structure from a parliamentary one to an executive presidency. akp party still needs about 13 seats to be able to bring the
constitution and call the constitution foreign, the opposition parties probably won't be happy if that will be the case, because they say this will give president erdogan more power and that turkey is heading towards a dictatorship. now the president erdogan and also the ruling akp party says to the contrary, they say that erdogan himself was the first president in this country to be directly elected by the government and that turkey deserves a new constitution. >> omar al saleh in istanbul. divided since 1949. china and taiwan were bitter enemies for decades. a look at the historic meeting between the leaders of the two countries. that's next. and then american israeli and british flags burning in front of the u.s. embassy in tehran. a reminder of its bitter legacy
>> in context tonight the historic summit set to take place in singapore on saturday between the presidents of taiwan and china. it will be the first meeting of the two presidents since 1949, when taiwan split from the mainland at the end of the chinese civil war. patricia sabga explains. >> a u.s. naval warship,
challenging chinese maritime claims in the south china sea. tit-for-tat accusations by washington and beijing over cyber-spying. two reasons why the united states does not want its relationship with china dominated by taiwan says the center for strategic studies bonny glazer. >> there has been growing tension between the ufers and chinu.s. andchina on a broad raf issues. if taiwan rises to the forefront, the risk is it drowns out other issues that need to be dealt with. >> reporter: in 1949 washington recognized taiwan as the legitimate government of china after it broke from the mainland. but in 1979 the u.s. flip flopped to establish diplomatic ties with beijing. acknowledging that taiwan is an
integral part of it. ever since washington has cult cultivated an unofficial relationship with taiwan without aggravating china. >> it doesn't take any position but does hope that there will be no oour unilateral relationship. >> an unlikely scenario at present. but beijing's economic might are feeding taiwanese nationalism. >> taiwan doesn't want to lose its hard earned democracy. that is going to become a more serious question. >> especially for polling for
elections in taiwan. some believe the historic summit between the chinese and taiwanese president, as long as the talks keep both countries happy, washington can keep its attention focused on managing other tensions with beijing. patricia sabga. al jazeera. >> michael cole is a senior fellow for the china policy institute at university of notingham, joins us now from taipei. protestors in taiwan who object to this meeting, they are in part why now, why is this meeting happening with no advance flow? is it an attempt to influence taiwan's up-coming election where the are party is poised to take power? >> it's very difficult to imagine that the saturday's meeting in singapore is not related to the elections. both china and taiwan have had
several years during which they could have made such a summit happen. and it was never convenient for them to do so. we need to note that the president of taiwan will be stepping down in may of next year. why would president xi jinping at the 11th hour choose to sit down with a taiwanese leader who is very much of a lame duck and won't be in office starting next year. >> so who do you think pushed for meeting, taiwan's president or president xi of china because he doesn't want the opposition to take power because that opposition, the progressive democratic -- democratic progressive party wants taiwan to officially declare independence from china and china doesn't want that?
>> well first of all it is quite evident that the meeting was initiated by the beijing side. you're quite right, they are worried about how badly the kmt will perform in the january '16 presidential and legislative legs. that being said, we must also emphasize the fact that the current dpp leadership has already repeatedly affirmed that it would maintain the status quo in taiwan strait and they would not seek independence for taiwan. in fact she made it very clear she wants to continue engaging china having a vibrant relationship and ensuring stability in the taiwan strait. in many ways the ball is in the taiwan camp. they will be seeking continuing. >> could this all back fire on
the chinese because the growing closeness between china and taiwan doesn't seem to be terribly popular in taiwan. >> depends on how you define closeness. majorities of the taiwanese are perfectly in favor of having a normal relationship with china. they fully realize that china is the world's second largest economy and it's flex door. that being said, there are certain lines that taiwanese do not want to cross and those involve taiwan's liberal democratic way of life and in many ways the sovereignty of taiwan because -- >> right because what china would want if it had its druthers was that taiwan would have the situation like hong kong semi autonomous. >> exactly. the fact that the taiwanese are
paying more attention to. the one country two theories, the central government still has the final say on the decision that will affect the lives of people in hong kong. this is a clear warning to taiwan, that they would lose some of their freedoms and liberties to an increasingly authoritarian regime, if taiwan was to become part of china as a province. >> they have agreed three will not call each other president, they will call each other mr.. michael cole thank you to your insight on this. >> thank you. >> after itzak rabin was assassinated 20 years ago. and what new governments can
>> welcome back to al jazeera america, i'm antonio mora. coming up in this half hour of international news the court ruling that could open the door to legalizing recreation marijuana use in new mexico. but first a look at the stories making headlines across the u.s. in our american minute. >> the.state is refusing to review its permit review of the keystone xl pipeline. the company had asked for a pause of the state department's decision that puts the future of the pipeline in jeopardy. president obama is expected to reject the proposal. >> janet yellen says that the possibility of a raise in interest rates. general says a possible rate like would be based on the exec reports that come out over the next few weeks.
a suspect in the stabbing of spencer stone is under arrest in california. stone is one of the four americans that helped foil a terror attack on a french train. underwent hours of surgery for what doctors said were life threatening wounds. a palestinian plan was shot and killed today after ramming his car into police officers. police opened fire killing the 22-year-old driver. one of the officers a 20-year-old is hospitalized with life threatening injuries. israeli authorities have returned the driver's body to his family for burial. israeli prime minister itzhak rabin, was assassinated 20 years ago. hope for peace seem dim. al jazeera, courtney kealy
reports. >> a crowd of 100,000 cheered as itzhak rabin finished a speech at a peace rammy, 73-year-old serving his second term as israel's leader. just weeks earlier he signed the second part of the oslo peace accords. a historic agreement with palestinian leader yassir arafat. moments later he walked into the assassin's bullets. >> diplomats before, the happ happiest everyone could think of. and all of a sudden, sadness. >> yigal emir said he killed rabin to stop the peace process.
considered rabin a traitor guidr despite his historic career. israel captured large swaths of aish territory. israel would exchange land for peace in recognition. rabin was not only an accomplished warrior he was a skilled diplomat. in 1968 he became israel's ambassador to the united states. as ambassador he worked at maintaining israel's security by gaining support and sophisticated weapons. >> he refused to give up his dream of peace in the face of violence. >> president bill clinton was among dignitaries in tel aviv ahead of the anniversary of his death. the ceremony took place just as israelis and palestinians experienced one of the worst waves of violence in years.
>> i'm not a bearer of good news today, there are no peace talks and there is terror and blood is spilling again and the impasse is growing. i have no other cub and i don't recognize my country. singular since the beginning of october, palestinians have killed 9 israelis in stabbings or shootings. israeli soldiers or settlers have killed more than 70 palestinians including unarmed bystanders. a grim look at rabin's dream burywith him. >> joins us this evening from madrid. very good to see you again sir. at the time of his assassination, following the oslo accords, rabin was successing in achieving greater peace inside israel?
>> truly, he was assassinated in a grand gathering of the israeli left. i think that the major success of rabin was -- were the oslo accords indeed but his major failure was he was incapable of drawing into the peace process the right of center, let alone the right. and his assassination at the moment when he was thought of gathering all the fringes of the israeli left is the best expression that you could not really bring into the peace process the israeli right. >> but was at the best chance of doing that as you said because he was a very successful general? and do you believe that one of the great tragedies of this is that the assassin, as you say, got his wish and derailed the peace process. dan efron argued that as assassinations go, it was one of the most successful in history.
>> it was successful but i am afraid i would not agree that it was successful because it killed the peace process. i think whether rabin was assassinated the peace process was severely crippled already. the possibility that rabin would have reached an agreement, a final agreement with arafat in my mind is quite far-fetched. no israel leader including rabin himself had a clear notion of what was required for which a final deal with palestinians. had he been the prime minister he would have reached a final settlement, listen i was at camp david i was at tava and i know what it takes to reach settlement. i believe would have come close, all israeli government that negotiated with the palestinians turned the ocean that separates us into a river but none of us
was able to cross the river. what we lost with him is a great leader. we speak too much about rah beep anrabinand peace. i think turns to the martyr of the cause of peace but he was a great general in understanding the issues confronting israeli society. he understood that without peace we are doomed to a one-state solution. he understood very well that we had a window of opportunity, he understood the original setup that required making a major effort for peace. but again, he would as i said before, would have come perhaps close, but the final settlement, you need the different sort of situation that would allow us to reach a settlement. the fact is that until this very day we didn't reach it. and this is not for lack of will
or even for lack of leadership. >> extremists on both sides then were violently opposing peace and palestinian terrorist attacks that continued after his assassination may have tilted the scales and labor losing to lekhud. and. >> he might have won the election he might have stemmed perhaps the rise of netanyahu and his right wing religiously oriented coalition. but again at the moment of truth when you face the issues at stake, as i mentioned before,
the coalition of this conflict i have my doubts if he would have been able to make the necessary concessions for final settlement. >> rabin was one of israel's most successful generalities. he was mostly seen as a hawk for most of his life. during first palestinian intifada, force, might and blows to break their limbs instead of shooting them. the force in tebbe, in his first as prime minister? >> when he was the minister of defense for shamir. it was during the intifada that he understood that israel was
not possible of quelling the intifada. for him, peace, because of security not because he was a peacenik but he understood that. he changed position. whether or not that position would have been sufficient in order to reach a settlement, my view is that they were not sufficient. >> it was a sad day 20 years ago, that saturday, i had personal connection with that i had to break the news on national tv on that day to that he had been assassinated. thank you for joining us. iranian students stormed the u.s. embassy in tehran 36 years ago today. distrust still runs deep despite the signing of the nuclear deal in july. 52 americans were taken hostage
in 1979 for more than a year after washington refused to hand over the deposed shaw for trial in iran. canadian prime minister justin trudeau was swornd in today. thersworn in today. daniel lak reports from ottawa. >> it looks and sounds like a solemn state occasion but the swearing-in of justin trudeau as canada's new prime minister away also a celebration. he arrived on foot with his wife and fellow ministers to cheering crowds watching history being made on a warm autumn day. is he the only canadian prime minister whose father had the same job, bringing the country its first real constitution. a successful son paid tribute to
an inspiring dad. >> obviously i think of my father and how pleased he must be, that canada so firmly came together around an ambitious vision for the country that we presented. >> asked why he appointed a cabinet that's 50% women? >> because it's 2015. >> even the look of canada's parliament is different now. it's much more diverse. there are ten muslim canadian mps, the most ever. aboriginal candidates won ten seats, all adding to expectations that things will change quickly. that may prove difficult. >> i spoke with president obama. >> as for foreign policy trudeau says canada's fighter jets will withdraw against u.s. led air strikes against i.s.i.l. in iraq
and syria. in contrast to the more aggressive international tone under steven harper. >> canada does tend to go through cycles of outward engagement and honest broker versus focused pribbe principle. strategic. i'm not sure what's best for canada because at the end of the day it is a small country with limited resources. >> even today's swearing-in was a major departure in style. the public was invited and watched in monitors outside, breaking into cheers occasionally. but cainldz voted fo canadians l change too. be watching for it in days and weeks ahead. daniel lak, al jazeera, ottawa. decision follows last weekend's fire leading to
demonstrations which brought down the government in romania. >> romania's president has resigned saying his government would also step down. >> translator: i'm doing this because in alt the years i have been in politics, i resisted conflicts with political adversaries but i have never fought against the people. this would be a big mistake and everybody will suffer as a result. >> on wednesday night, a large crowd estimated at about 30,000 people, rallied in the capital, bucharest. there were other big rallies in other cities in romania. some protestors carried signs this said, "corruption kills." >> people have not taken to the streets to simply replace one government with another. people should not just express
their personal interest. >> i'm here because i want my country back. i want people to take responsibility for what they have done. i want the dead to rest in peace. >> they're angry over a fire that killed more than 30 people. it started whether a band started inside a night club set off fireworks. >> we are brothers comrades. we have to be together and we have to push aside those who are responsible. now this is the moment. it's enough. >> reporter: many romanians are frustrated with what they call corrupt local authorities. they say public venues don't respect safety standards. but are allowed to stay open to attract tourists. before his resignation, ponta was accused of corruption and put on trial for fraud, tax evasion and money laundering. accusations he denies. >> the problem of corruption is so endemic in this country that things vie this tipping points of this tragic death has boiled
over. and finally, finally, after years and years of putting up and having small protests against corruption, romanian society has found a voice to demand to live in a country where rule of law is the most important thing. >> police have arrested the three owners of the night club onman manslaughter charges but that's not enough for these supporters who want to see a fundamental change in how their country is run. jacky rowland, al jazeera, bucharest. >> france is going to start accepting blood donations from gay men, called it the end of that into and discrimination. french homosexual men will have to meet other conditions, such as not having sex for 12 months before donating. france banned all donors because of concerns for the transmission
of hiv. similar proposal is still under review. thousands of college students confronted police as they marched through the streets of central london today. 12 people were arrested, students threw smoke bombs and eggs at the officers but demonstrators were quickly surrounded by dozens of police. they were protesting a government plan to cut university grants for low income students. they also called to an end to all student fees. coping with inflation. how venezuelans are dealing with the almost daily increases for price of food and basic goods. and a hero's welcome for europe's world champion rugby team. nasa is hiring, what the agency is looking for its next generation of astronauts. coming up.
>> asian stock markets are continuing their rally on what is thursday morning there. it follows news that the selling of shares in japan's postal system known as the japan post became the biggest ipo in history. it's a major victory for prime minister shinzo abe, who's been trying to convince the public that his growth policies can
withstand shutdown. helping rebuild questions of the tsunami. according to national statistics people have been moving out of opposition dominated neighborhoods. critics say the government is using financial incentives to relocate them. opposition groups say it's a ploy to sway how the districts will vote in december. they say it's smuggling of legislators. nicholas maduro denies. inflation reaches triple digits. that means many can't afford in venezuela. virginia lopez has more in caracas. >> the wads of cash they stuff in their pockets is not so much a sign of booming business but
rising cost of living. >> i can generally make ends meet because i am single and have no children. >> nicholas maduro disclosethe inflation rate, 80%. traditionally published by the central bank this is half of the 150% most economists calculate. a cup of coffee is one of the last things you can pay with the highest denomination of bill, 100. next month it may not be enough. hefty packs of bills get you less and less each week and almost every stall now accepts debit as well as credit cards. >> anywhere from 200 to 400 percent, some can go up as much as 1,000%. >> a system of price control, a complex three tier system,
paving the way for venezuela's deepening economic woes. but to some economists hyperinflation is still a ways away. >> translator: we've just seen the fourth salary adjustment this year. last year we have had three. yes, the adjustments have increased but we don't have a monthly inflation of over 50% nor yearly over 500% so no we are not technically suffering from hyperinflation. >> deterring the government from make painful adjustments but eroding the government's credibility. in the end the inability to make a decision may prove just accostly. virginia lopez, al jazeera, caracas. >> the mexican government has ruled that smoking and growing marijuana is illegal.
saying recreation use is a personal freedom, the ruling makes marijuana use are legal for the plaintiffs in this case wanting to form a marijuana club but could lead to a legislative proiption of marijuana across the country. now to our global view segment with a look at how news outlets across the world are reacting to various events. >> the bangkok post says this, about 1968, sharm el sheikh threatened after russian jet crash. regardless whether it was an accident or attack the image of the tourist destination is tarnished and the egyptian government cannot longer sell it as a safe haven surrounded by instability. david cameron a's cluelessness, the british prime minister pulled the vote from parliament on conducting air vieks in syria knowing hstrike d
lose. and the times of london offers thissed torl cartoothis editori. it shows cameron pulling this missile into storage as he says bombs away. rugby, all blacks team made history over the weekend as the first to win back to back titles. in tonight's off the radar segment, al jazeera's carly flynn was among the masses to greet the victors. >> a tradition to welcome home the ultimate defenders. the all blacks now back to back rugby world cup champions, after a six week campaign in england. >> it blows my mind, i didn't expect any of this. dream come true, a great way to
finish, but more importantly i'm glad to be part of this. >> we expected there were a few people down here, didn't expect to be this, it's awesome. >> new zealand is a rugby mad country. >> it's quintessential nelson w zealand. we love this game with an absolute passion. >> so much so there was special treatment for the world cup on the way home. airport staff performed a traditional hacker on the tarmac. from the plane it was off to the city center and 30,000 adoring fans. they had been waiting to celebrate since their triumph over their arch rival australia.
>> bringing home the cup for us again. so we're pretty proud. >> it's a great day! >> number 1 back to back, woo hoo! >> there's no better feeling than to hold up that cup again, to do it two times in a row, i'm sure annoyed other rugby teams across the world but getting that hard work worthwhile. >> schoolboy flamed the all blacks, number 1 fan. the auckland ceremony is one of the first of celebrations for men in black, christchurch and willington. everybody wants to see the back to back champions, calie flynn, al jazeera, new zealand.
>> good evening, i'm antonio mora, this is al jazeera america. new evidence, officials say a bomb planted by i.s.i.l. may have brought down a russian jet liner in egypt's sinai peninsula and major carriers are diverting flights to avoid the area. deadly lie, an illinois police officer hailed as a hero, instead staimgd his ow staged ho look like a crime. >>